I'm taking my niece to Europe as a college graduation present. I'm also bringing my mom as a belated 70th birthday present. My niece has her heart set on London and Paris...each of which I've been to a few times, but that's ok. However, I'm trying to tack on places I haven't yet visited. Grateful for ideas... We would depart in mid-May and have about 2 weeks to play with, so I was thinking: - 4 full days in London (maybe an extra day for jetlag) - 3 full days in Paris (take Eurostar from London) - Day (or overnight) trip to Bath (I've done this before but love it) - Day (or overnight) trip to Oxford/Yorkshire/any other interesting places? - Day trip to visit a friend and her family in Cambridgeshire (forget the name of the town/city) - Day (or overnight) trip to Versailles - Overnight trip to the Provence region - maybe Avignon? Looks beautiful... Biggest worries: - We won't be driving at all...is this do-able by train? - Is very basic French going to be enough for Provence (I think I'll be ok in Paris/Versailles)? I'm trying to learn some elementary French over the next couple of months. Very grateful for thoughts & ideas!